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Flashpoint: Crimea

April 1, 2014 01:30 PM

In the aftermath of the withdrawal of Ukrainian military forces, the security situation in Crimea is still unstable.  Nearly 300,000 Crimean Tatars reside on the strategic Black Sea peninsula,...


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Chechen Population Set to Explode

April 15, 2014

Much has been made in Moscow and the West in recent months about falling fertility rates—the number of children per woman over a lifetime—among the Muslim nationalities of the North Caucasus, with some Russian and Western experts...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia

If War Comes Tomorrow: Putin’s Gamble in Eastern Ukraine

April 15, 2014

Russian, Ukrainian and Western media, commentators and officials offer conflicting interpretations of Russia’s military “buildup” along Ukraine’s eastern border. The reality of the size and composition of those forces is fiercely...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Ukrainians Replace North Caucasians as the Universal Villains in Russia

April 14, 2014

The Russian invasion of Crimea and the tensions with the West that followed it have created a new public climate in Russia with regard to the North Caucasus. “Today, when Russia has found itself practically on the verge of war...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Europe, Ukraine, Russia

The Gas Offensive With Spetsnaz Probing Strikes in the Ukrainian Campaign

April 14, 2014

Inevitably, Russia is trying to regain the initiative in the Ukrainian crisis by applying the most powerful instrument of its foreign policy—the export of natural gas to Europe. Last Thursday (April, 10), President Vladimir Putin...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Energy, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

The Islamic Factor in Crimea

April 11, 2014

Russia’s Anschluss of Crimea last month was carried out according to all the standard procedures of the Third Reich. Like Nazi Germany and the Sudetenland in 1938, Moscow captured Crimea and presented the move as a triumph of...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia, The Caucasus, North Caucasus

Rebels Continue to Operate in Chechnya Despite Doku Umarov’s Death

April 10, 2014

Following the news of Doku Umarov’s death and the elevation of a new leader of the North Caucasian armed underground, experts have started to debate whether this will bring changes in the tactics of the insurgents.The replacement...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia

Russia Builds Leverage Ahead of Ukraine’s Presidential Election

April 10, 2014

Moscow seems to be preparing the atmosphere for a possible military intervention in Ukraine’s eastern regions. Russia could, if it deemed expedient, intervene there with troops in some form or other, as it has just done in...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Armed Pro-Russian Activists in Lugansk May Trigger a Russian Invasion

April 10, 2014

A well-coordinated attack on local administrative buildings by pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukrainian cities Donetsk, Kharkiv and Lugansk began on April 6. Local police forces did little to stop the rioting, while local...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Crimea Crisis Exposes Severe Deficiencies in Transnistria Negotiations Format

April 9, 2014

After the swift annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula by the Russian Federation, multiple anxious voices warned that a similar fate is being prepared for Transnistria, the Russia-backed secessionist region of Moldova. As a...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Europe, Moldova , Russia

Kabardino-Balkaria Joins Russian Regions Not Allowed to Elect Governors

April 9, 2014

On April 3, Kabardino-Balkaria’s parliament voted to reject direct elections for the republic in favor of appointment by the Russian president. Adalbi Shkhagoshev, a member of the republican parliament from United Russia, the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Europe, Ukraine, Russia

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Chechen Population Set to Explode

April 15, 2014 10:18 PM

Much has been made in Moscow and the West in recent months about falling fertility rates—the number of children per woman over a lifetime—among the Muslim nationalities of the North Caucasus, with...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia
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International Isolation Begins to Affect Russia

April 7, 2014 07:26 PM

As the charged pause in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict drags on, policymakers in Moscow discover that their bold breakthrough into the territory beyond the boundaries of international law has brought...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, Russia
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The Gas Offensive With Spetsnaz Probing Strikes in the Ukrainian Campaign

April 14, 2014 09:11 PM

Inevitably, Russia is trying to regain the initiative in the Ukrainian crisis by applying the most powerful instrument of its foreign policy—the export of natural gas to Europe. Last Thursday (April,...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Energy, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia
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If War Comes Tomorrow: Putin’s Gamble in Eastern Ukraine

April 15, 2014 10:15 PM

Russian, Ukrainian and Western media, commentators and officials offer conflicting interpretations of Russia’s military “buildup” along Ukraine’s eastern border. The reality of the size and...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Russia
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Ukrainians Replace North Caucasians as the Universal Villains in Russia

April 14, 2014 09:14 PM

The Russian invasion of Crimea and the tensions with the West that followed it have created a new public climate in Russia with regard to the North Caucasus. “Today, when Russia has found itself...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Europe, Ukraine, Russia
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Energy

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The Gas Offensive With Spetsnaz Probing Strikes in the Ukrainian Campaign

April 14, 2014 09:11 PM

Inevitably, Russia is trying to regain the initiative in the Ukrainian crisis by applying the most powerful instrument of its foreign policy—the export of natural gas to Europe. Last Thursday (April,...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Energy, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia
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